2#Matt. 15:13Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear #(Matt. 13:12)more fruit. 3#(John 13:10; 17:17); Eph. 5:26You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4#John 17:23; Eph. 3:17; (Col. 1:23)Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much #Hos. 14:8; (Gal. 5:22, 23)fruit; for without Me you can do #2 Cor. 3:5nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in Me, #Matt. 3:10he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If you abide in Me, and My words #1 John 2:14abide in you, #John 14:13; 16:23you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8#Ps. 22:23; (Matt. 5:16); John 13:31; 17:4; (Phil. 1:11); 1 Pet. 4:11By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; #John 8:31so you will be My disciples.